Holiday Entertaining Wines

Hosting a holiday party this year? Here are my tips and wine picks that will ensure a fantastic party!

~ Be sure to have plenty of Champagne and Sparkling Wine for holiday parties. Everyone loves the bubbles this time of year!

~ Stock up on both red and white wines to cover the likes of all of your guests.

~ Don’t overspend! $10 – $20 a bottle is just fine for holiday entertaining.

~ It’s okay to choose classic wines that most people know about but entertaining at your home is a fabulous opportunity to introduce your guests to new wines.

~ Use ice buckets for white and sparkling wines to spruce up your presentation!

~ Remember, holiday parties are about friends, chatter and good cheer!

Champagne/Sparkling Wine

Chandon Sparkling Wine Brut Classic ~ $11.99 to $15.99

La Marca Prosecco Di Conegliano-Valdobbiadene ~ $14.00 to $17.00

Mumm Napa Brut Prestige ~ $14.99 to $19.99

Domaine Carneros Sparkling Brut ~ $19.99 to $24.99

Freixenet Sparkling Cordon Negro Brut Cava ~ $11.99

White Wine

Conundrum White Table Wine ~ $18.99 to $22

La Crema Chardonnay ~ $14.99 to $19.99

Frog’s Leap Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc ~ $15.99 to $18.00

Zero One Vintners Golden Delicious Riesling ~ $11.99 to $16.00

Pine Ridge Chenin Blanc – Viognier ~ $12.99

Red Wine

Decoy by Duckhorn Cabernet Sauvignon ~ $19.99

Gloria Ferrer Carneros Pinot Noir ~ $18.99

Chateau Pesquie Cuvee des Terrasses Cotes du Ventoux Rouge (Red Rhone Blend) ~ $11.99 to $14.00

Alamos Malbec ~ $8.99

Donovan-Parke Pinot Noir ~ $9.99 to $14.99

Bogle Phantom (Zinfandel/Petite Sirah/Mourvèdre) $16.99 to $19.99

 

{Rachel Voorhees is the creator of Mommy Needs a Vacation, a daily blog about being a stay-at-home mom of two insanely adorable kids who drive her total and completely crazy. Visit her at Mommy Needs a Vacation, on Twitter and Facebook.}